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Supervisors highlight vaccine home visits

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors gave a COVID-19 update during its meeting on Tuesday morning.

Board chairman Dan Campidilli noted that last Wednesday, the county hosted a kids COVID-19 vaccine clinic and 75 kids were vaccinated. He said the county public health department has also been doing some home visits to distribute vaccines to those who are homebound.

“If you have a parent, grandparent, great-grandparent or family member who cannot get out, please contact Public Health,” Campidilli said. “We’d be more than happy to accommodate.”

He also noted that Hamilton County Public Health is still offering vaccine appointments on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. To call and schedule an appointment, call 515-832-9565.

The board of supervisors approved a statement of understanding between the county and Central Iowa Community Services, which provides mental health resources to Hamilton County. Many employees of CICS are employees of both the county and CICS, so each year the two entities sign an agreement to establish the portions of the employees’ salaries each will pay.

The board also approved contracts with the six public libraries in Hamilton County in order for the libraries to receive tax dollars levied by the county.

The Ellsworth, Stanhope, Stratford and Williams libraries will together receive just over $10,500. The library in Jewell will receive nearly $16,000. Kendall Young Library in Webster City will receive about $23,000. These funds are just for fiscal year 2022.

The libraries are “huge assets” to all of the communities in the county, Campidilli said.

The supervisors OK’d a $36,000 five-year contract with Solutions Support, a software vendor that provides the software used by the county auditor, engineer, recorder, treasurer and records management.

The board also appointed Roger Zimmer to the Stratford Library Board.

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